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Dancing in the Streets archiveDancing In The Streets is a celebration of the ageless music that started in the 60s and is still so popular today. Music made world famous by Motown from the heart of Detroit city. Drawing on the energy and emotion that Motown music generates this spectacular show will take you through a part of our history and culture that this music has so firmly become.
Performers James Bellamy (Stevie Wonder), Ray Shell, Anthony Francis, Robert Grose, Paul Hazel, Siam Hurlock, Joel Karie, Paula Kay, Alana Maria, Nathaniel Morrison, Vanessa White-Smith, Dwayne Wint, Roger Wright, Jacqui Zvimba.
Producer Paul Walden. Producer Derek Nicol (for Flying Music). Director Keith Strachan. Design Sean Cavanagh. Choreographer Carole Todd. Director Iain Vance-Gatt (music).

Dancing in the Streets

Dancing in the Streets (Concert) production archive for QTIX code T1458203030. Details of all Dancing in the Streets archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S169

Archive Listings

19 Aug 06Kenwood Lakeside
Inner London
Greater London
24 Jul 06
to
29 Jul 06
Theatre Royal
Brighton
East Sussex
13 Jul 06The Hawth
Crawley
West Sussex
3 Jul 06
to
8 Jul 06
Theatre Royal
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
24 Jun 06His Majesty's Theatre
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
10 Jun 06Arena Theatre
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
10 Jun 06Alban Arena
St Albans
Hertfordshire
9 Jun 06Wisley Gardens
Wisley
Surrey
31 May 06Buxton Opera House
Buxton
Derbyshire
7 Jul 05
to
22 Apr 06
Cambridge Theatre
West End
Greater London

User Reviews

USER (19Apr06): Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Tuesday 18 April 2006 Flying Music presents: Dancing in the Streets The Motown music experience hit town and caused quite a sensation last night at the Alex. The focus is quite rightly on the artists and their songs and the show takes on a concert presentation that works effectively. The show is hosted by the amiable MC Johnny Amobi who establishes a great relationship with the audience right from the start. He also performs during the evening and has a great patter with the ladies in the audience. He gives some introductions and background to the songs and the artists who performed them although those in last night’s audience seemed to know all of the songs and were quickly joining in. The show attracted a wide range of ages possibly due to the Easter break and is a real family show. The energetic cast of 12 plus a lively band of seven musicians performed their hearts out singing and dancing and creating an electric atmosphere. The artists featured by them included Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Edwin Starr, etc. The songs included many of the most well known Motown hits including ‘Mr Postman’, ‘You Better Shop Around’, ‘Jimmy Mack’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Tears of a Clown’, ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’, ‘How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You’, ‘River Deep, Mountain High’ and a super version of “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder and a haunting harmonica solo from Musical Director Matt Smith. The finale had many in the audience on their feet with some dancing in the aisles to “Dancing in the Streets”. I could not fault the production for it’s 100% enthusiasm or it’s costumes or sets but did find some of the lighting too repetitive and at one point the spotlighting left one performer in the dark to sing whilst highlighting another artist. The Tuesday night audience was not huge and this is a show well worth seeing and hearing so there is still time to catch it at The Alex until Saturday 22 April. Well worth a visit! Clive Fuller

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